Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West

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4.8
(26)
Daniela M.
Daniela M.
05:03 29 May 24
We are very happy with the service provided. Great carers and educators and the communication with the centre management is excellent. Both our children love their daycare and the activities provided are both fun and educational. We can definitely recommend Guardian West.
Kim M.
Kim M.
08:55 13 Mar 24
ravi S.
ravi S.
05:46 05 Dec 23
Chi N.
Chi N.
06:40 14 Nov 23
great centre with state of the art facility and well trained staff
D L.
D L.
08:41 03 Nov 23
Great service, lovely, friendly and insightful educators that kiddo loves
Dorsa S.
Dorsa S.
19:38 18 Jan 23
Guardian Mentone West is a beautiful centre with beautiful staff. I know this because I did tours of 16 childcare centres around the area, tried a couple before our 3YO son joined this centre .Everyone is genuinely caring, it’s in their culture…treating every child as an individual and not just another kid. Listening to their needs and helping them settle. Making sure they are washed, well fed, relaxed, engaged and learning.
Emma L.
Emma L.
06:30 28 Sep 22
The Guardian is a great childcare centre. Both my son and daughter go there and they each love their teachers and the activities arranged for them each day. I’m kept informed through Storypark and get to see what they are up to each day. Wouldn’t send my kids anywhere else! Some days they don’t want to come home!!!!
Lucy C.
Lucy C.
03:25 28 Jun 22
Corinn C.
Corinn C.
05:33 20 Jun 22
Our 3y/o moved here when we moved house and we have been so impressed with the level of care from the management staff to the room educators.Staff are always going the extra mile for the children (for example building a diorama about my son’s favourite book) and for the families (providing free “rainy day” activities like arts and crafts and cakes in mugs!)This is a wonderful place for children to begin their learning journey and we are so happy we found it. Thank you to all the wonderful Guardian, Mentone West team!
Vedrana S.
Vedrana S.
10:55 14 Jun 22
Great team of educators that sincerely care for our daughter. We've seen her develop so much and grow into a confident person over the last two and a half years whilst being in care there. She adores the educators, is developing a lot of social and life skills and there's nothing better than knowing that as a parents. Also really like the fact they have healthy food on site :)
Tracey S.
Tracey S.
02:36 14 Jun 22
This is such a wonderful centre with the most friendliest, welcoming and warmest educators. We have been there for over 4 years and these educators go above and beyond for every child and parent. From the beautiful centre and outdoor facilities to the fun activity days and great food the kids enjoy it so much, I’m so genuinely glad we found Guardian Mentone West.
Kristen H.
Kristen H.
13:54 09 Jun 22
Absolutely thrilled to be back at the centre, feels like home! We had Matthew our 8 year old enjoy the best start to his life with 5 wonderful years at the center, we shared so many great memories and now we are back to do it all again! So happy to be greated by many of same friendly, familiar and nurturing faces that will now cars for our beautiful baby girl Kya. Great to see same staff are still around a testament to a great team & leaders! I am so grateful to each and everyone of you for making life easier by giving me peace of mind that my child/children are loved & cared while I’m at work. Thank you 😊
Ivy O.
Ivy O.
05:14 09 Jun 22
Our little person joined the centre at 5 months old over a year ago and is thriving happily. I could not be happier knowing she is in the safest hands.
David N.
David N.
03:28 09 Jun 22
Our Grandson Eli has attended Guardian Mentone West since he was 5mths old (4 1/2 yrs). This is his last year before he goes off to school. What a wonderful place with fabulous carers & staff. Eli has loved his time at Guardian Mentone West and has a smile on his face every time we drop him off. I highly recommend this Childcare Centre if anyone is looking for their child. They treat all children as there own. Bec & Steph at reception are wonderful and will do anything for you. Thank you every staff member at Guardian Mentone West who cared for Eli.
Beiqi Peggy W.
Beiqi Peggy W.
03:23 09 Jun 22
My son loves going to childcare now everyday to meet and play with his best friends. We are happy with how he had grown and developed multiply skills with all the ongoing support and care and love from the educators. Centre has always displayed clean and welcoming vibe, educators are all nice. Just a few names to shout out: Maddie, manpreet, Sarah, Micakella, Tay, Nadine, Steph, Amy, Kat, Shonna and Bec!!! Thank you all for looking after my son Charlie and all the other kids. I’m sure kids all love you too!!!
Amy N.
Amy N.
03:15 09 Jun 22
We have been fortunate to have our children at Guardian Mentone West over the last 3 years and cannot recommend more highly. From the friendly faces that greet you everyday and know every member of the family by name, to their amazing educational knowledge, their enthusiasm for a dress up day or celebration, and the love and care shown to every single child in the centre. Not to forget their incredible "Baby Ambassador" who will look after your littlest one making the transition to childcare a breeze for both parents and bubs. The centre is always clean and the outdoor space is amazing for little inquisitive minds. Amazing effort to Bec, Steph and the rest of the team!
kelly W.
kelly W.
03:07 09 Jun 22
Genuine and caring team of professionals focussed on Children's daily experiences, learnings and well-being. Highly recommend this centre.
Chelsey U.
Chelsey U.
10:42 19 Oct 21
We have attended this centre for almost 4 years and both of my children have been supported by all of the educators and staff to grow and learn confidently in a fun and safe environment.Educators are high quality and Management always works hard to continuously improve the centre and very much have our children’s best interests at the centre of their care.
Kate W.
Kate W.
10:45 06 Feb 20
Guardian have provided a caring and supportive environment for my little boy. I couldn't be happier with their gentle approach and the way they consider the needs of every family in their care.
Christine R.
Christine R.
08:16 04 Feb 20
Wonderful centre with amazing staff, who care and provide the children with a calm and fun learning environment. Highly recommend! Thank you Jes , Bec and team :)
simone L.
simone L.
07:36 04 Feb 20
My daughter has been at Guardian for a number of years now and we love it! Her educators are kind and knowledgeable and take the time to cater for individual needs. It is great to know that my daughter feels safe and loved my the staff. The outdoor play area is fantastic and we love the Reggio Emilia ethos and feel it best suits children at this stage in their development.
Brant R.
Brant R.
06:48 04 Feb 20
Sally B.
Sally B.
06:12 04 Feb 20
I am so thrilled with the care my granddaughter receives at Guardian Mentone-West. I have seen a lot of centre's & this is by far one of the best. The environments are beautiful, the team here are fantastic & so welcoming & they do everything they can to ensure my granddaughter is happy & settled when she attends. Would highly recommend the centre.
Shaye
Shaye
22:15 03 Feb 20
Great center and very friendly staff. My children went here in 2018 after leaving while on a pregnancy pause we are now back for 2020 and wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else.
Dianne A.
Dianne A.
22:47 21 Aug 19
Lovely staff in a wonderful setting.
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  • Beautifully designed modern indoor learning spaces and an expansive outdoor environment with a creek bed, a water pump, a climbing fort, and vegetable gardens.
  • Leading programs where children aged six weeks to six years can be bold, brave, and curious learners.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • High-quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4yr olds in fee support on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of kindergarten.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:00 to 18:30

Address

37 Venice Street
Mentone, VIC, 3194


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West, a spacious, light-filled centre. Our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

Our Mentone West childcare centre is conveniently situated for families living in the surrounding suburbs of Beaumaris, Mordialloc, and Parkdale.

Our warm and welcoming environment includes:

  • Beautifully designed modern indoor learning spaces and an expansive outdoor environment with a creek bed, a water pump, a climbing fort, and vegetable gardens.
  • Included programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, and Sustainability, to support your child’s development and growth
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen.
  • For babies, the Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen.

Supported through a caring and dedicated team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators, our Mentone West day care and child care centre is an inclusive learning environment for children where a personalised approach to learning opportunities ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

We celebrate our culturally diverse team at our Mentone West early learning centre with a calendar of cultural occasions and events throughout the year. Our Educators also take the kindergarten children out and about on regular excursions in the local community.

Each age group is supported to learn and grow with quality care that considers each child’s individual needs. From sleep and rest in the baby room, to a fantastic range of learning spaces for each age stage, every child will find a welcoming and fun where they can make friends and develop their interests.

Children attending our Mentone childcare centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Mentone West kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in our centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

Families love Mentone childcare with Guardian. If you’re looking to begin the adventure and want to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West Centre Manager Image

Kimberley Tolley

"The first five years are the most important and integral years of a child's life."

Rhythm of The Day

With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

Our Educators

Our team of Educators are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. At Guardian, children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experiences.

Our Educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.

You and Your Child

All Guardian Centres provide a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.

Our Centres use Storypark and each family is provided with a secure login to access on their computers, mobiles or apps.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West is a beautiful, open-plan centre located on Venice Street, just off Mentone Parade. It’s perfect for families with children aged six weeks to six years and looking for fantastic childcare options in Mentone, Mordialloc, and Beaumaris.

Our spacious day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way. The centre is filled with bright, stimulating materials that encourage children to explore and engage their curiosity to discover more about the exciting world around them.

Children are supported through those important early years to explore and develop their social and emotional skills through their early learning journey by a dedicated team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators. They create learning experiences in a nurturing environment that fosters creativity and imagination in a safe environment for young age groups.

Guardian Mentone West is open from 7.00 am to 6.30 pm every weekday, so each family are provided with plenty of flexibility for the hours they work and the time they choose to drop off and pick up their child. During drop-off or pick-up times, we encourage you to stay for a little while and spend some time exploring the learning environment.

The Victorian Government offers funding to provide families up to 15 hours of Free Kindergarten a week, in addition to the Childcare Subsidy. The funding offsets the fees for three and four-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Kindergarten program. Families will save up to $2,050 a year for children aged three years old and above in eligible long day cares in 2024. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

Our Educators and Teachers in each age room can provide some understanding of the various play materials and education spaces throughout the Centre to help you discover some ways to continue learning at home. We encourage involving the whole family in their child’s care and education to ensure they are happy as they learn and grow.

Our family communication app, Storypark, provides you with photos and updates on your child throughout the day, offering you the opportunity to stay informed about your child’s early learning and development. We also set up different learning outcomes for the children through Storypark, which supports them in achieving developmental milestones and understanding new ideas.

For children aged three and four, we have a kindergarten program led by university-qualified Teachers that can support your child in their preparation for the step up into primary school. Our kindergarten curriculum has the Victorian Government Kinder Tick, which demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible start to life for your child through quality childcare services.

Our program is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way. The leading curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the National Quality Standard. It also comes with the benefit of long day care.

Through our high-quality kindergarten program, children have the opportunity to learn some of the skills that are often only introduced in early primary school. We begin learning and exploring shapes, numbers and letters through fun, play-based activities.

We develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into primary school. Our high-quality program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural and family background is supported and encouraged.

We’re committed to children’s nutrition, and our on-site cook prepares each meal fresh and packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. We also encourage exploration of the cultural heritage behind different foods, helping promote diversity and inclusion from an early age.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will be able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates on your child’s progress. It will also be a chance for you to have direct input into your child’s learning!

Why not come and meet the team and have a look around our Centre today? We’d love to show you why Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West is the perfect learning environment for your child. At Guardian, we believe that together, we can give young children the best start to life.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Testimonials

“Thanks again for the settling in sessions this week. I’m so incredibly happy with our decision to come to you, the centre feels so much like what we are at home – relaxed and calm, friendly and caring.”
– Alicia

Reviews from Google

4.8
(26)
Daniela M.
Daniela M.
05:03 29 May 24
We are very happy with the service provided. Great carers and educators and the communication with the centre management is excellent. Both our children love their daycare and the activities provided are both fun and educational. We can definitely recommend Guardian West.
Kim M.
Kim M.
08:55 13 Mar 24
ravi S.
ravi S.
05:46 05 Dec 23
Chi N.
Chi N.
06:40 14 Nov 23
great centre with state of the art facility and well trained staff
D L.
D L.
08:41 03 Nov 23
Great service, lovely, friendly and insightful educators that kiddo loves
Dorsa S.
Dorsa S.
19:38 18 Jan 23
Guardian Mentone West is a beautiful centre with beautiful staff. I know this because I did tours of 16 childcare centres around the area, tried a couple before our 3YO son joined this centre .Everyone is genuinely caring, it’s in their culture…treating every child as an individual and not just another kid. Listening to their needs and helping them settle. Making sure they are washed, well fed, relaxed, engaged and learning.
Emma L.
Emma L.
06:30 28 Sep 22
The Guardian is a great childcare centre. Both my son and daughter go there and they each love their teachers and the activities arranged for them each day. I’m kept informed through Storypark and get to see what they are up to each day. Wouldn’t send my kids anywhere else! Some days they don’t want to come home!!!!
Lucy C.
Lucy C.
03:25 28 Jun 22
Corinn C.
Corinn C.
05:33 20 Jun 22
Our 3y/o moved here when we moved house and we have been so impressed with the level of care from the management staff to the room educators.Staff are always going the extra mile for the children (for example building a diorama about my son’s favourite book) and for the families (providing free “rainy day” activities like arts and crafts and cakes in mugs!)This is a wonderful place for children to begin their learning journey and we are so happy we found it. Thank you to all the wonderful Guardian, Mentone West team!
Vedrana S.
Vedrana S.
10:55 14 Jun 22
Great team of educators that sincerely care for our daughter. We've seen her develop so much and grow into a confident person over the last two and a half years whilst being in care there. She adores the educators, is developing a lot of social and life skills and there's nothing better than knowing that as a parents. Also really like the fact they have healthy food on site :)
Tracey S.
Tracey S.
02:36 14 Jun 22
This is such a wonderful centre with the most friendliest, welcoming and warmest educators. We have been there for over 4 years and these educators go above and beyond for every child and parent. From the beautiful centre and outdoor facilities to the fun activity days and great food the kids enjoy it so much, I’m so genuinely glad we found Guardian Mentone West.
Kristen H.
Kristen H.
13:54 09 Jun 22
Absolutely thrilled to be back at the centre, feels like home! We had Matthew our 8 year old enjoy the best start to his life with 5 wonderful years at the center, we shared so many great memories and now we are back to do it all again! So happy to be greated by many of same friendly, familiar and nurturing faces that will now cars for our beautiful baby girl Kya. Great to see same staff are still around a testament to a great team & leaders! I am so grateful to each and everyone of you for making life easier by giving me peace of mind that my child/children are loved & cared while I’m at work. Thank you 😊
Ivy O.
Ivy O.
05:14 09 Jun 22
Our little person joined the centre at 5 months old over a year ago and is thriving happily. I could not be happier knowing she is in the safest hands.
David N.
David N.
03:28 09 Jun 22
Our Grandson Eli has attended Guardian Mentone West since he was 5mths old (4 1/2 yrs). This is his last year before he goes off to school. What a wonderful place with fabulous carers & staff. Eli has loved his time at Guardian Mentone West and has a smile on his face every time we drop him off. I highly recommend this Childcare Centre if anyone is looking for their child. They treat all children as there own. Bec & Steph at reception are wonderful and will do anything for you. Thank you every staff member at Guardian Mentone West who cared for Eli.
Beiqi Peggy W.
Beiqi Peggy W.
03:23 09 Jun 22
My son loves going to childcare now everyday to meet and play with his best friends. We are happy with how he had grown and developed multiply skills with all the ongoing support and care and love from the educators. Centre has always displayed clean and welcoming vibe, educators are all nice. Just a few names to shout out: Maddie, manpreet, Sarah, Micakella, Tay, Nadine, Steph, Amy, Kat, Shonna and Bec!!! Thank you all for looking after my son Charlie and all the other kids. I’m sure kids all love you too!!!
Amy N.
Amy N.
03:15 09 Jun 22
We have been fortunate to have our children at Guardian Mentone West over the last 3 years and cannot recommend more highly. From the friendly faces that greet you everyday and know every member of the family by name, to their amazing educational knowledge, their enthusiasm for a dress up day or celebration, and the love and care shown to every single child in the centre. Not to forget their incredible "Baby Ambassador" who will look after your littlest one making the transition to childcare a breeze for both parents and bubs. The centre is always clean and the outdoor space is amazing for little inquisitive minds. Amazing effort to Bec, Steph and the rest of the team!
kelly W.
kelly W.
03:07 09 Jun 22
Genuine and caring team of professionals focussed on Children's daily experiences, learnings and well-being. Highly recommend this centre.
Chelsey U.
Chelsey U.
10:42 19 Oct 21
We have attended this centre for almost 4 years and both of my children have been supported by all of the educators and staff to grow and learn confidently in a fun and safe environment.Educators are high quality and Management always works hard to continuously improve the centre and very much have our children’s best interests at the centre of their care.
Kate W.
Kate W.
10:45 06 Feb 20
Guardian have provided a caring and supportive environment for my little boy. I couldn't be happier with their gentle approach and the way they consider the needs of every family in their care.
Christine R.
Christine R.
08:16 04 Feb 20
Wonderful centre with amazing staff, who care and provide the children with a calm and fun learning environment. Highly recommend! Thank you Jes , Bec and team :)
simone L.
simone L.
07:36 04 Feb 20
My daughter has been at Guardian for a number of years now and we love it! Her educators are kind and knowledgeable and take the time to cater for individual needs. It is great to know that my daughter feels safe and loved my the staff. The outdoor play area is fantastic and we love the Reggio Emilia ethos and feel it best suits children at this stage in their development.
Brant R.
Brant R.
06:48 04 Feb 20
Sally B.
Sally B.
06:12 04 Feb 20
I am so thrilled with the care my granddaughter receives at Guardian Mentone-West. I have seen a lot of centre's & this is by far one of the best. The environments are beautiful, the team here are fantastic & so welcoming & they do everything they can to ensure my granddaughter is happy & settled when she attends. Would highly recommend the centre.
Shaye
Shaye
22:15 03 Feb 20
Great center and very friendly staff. My children went here in 2018 after leaving while on a pregnancy pause we are now back for 2020 and wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else.
Dianne A.
Dianne A.
22:47 21 Aug 19
Lovely staff in a wonderful setting.
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